Josh Warrington’s exception denied
According to sources, the IBF will not grant Josh Warrington an exception to unify his featherweight title against any of the other champions in his next bout.
In December, the 26 year-old Brit defended his crown against former two-division champion Carl Frampton. In that fight, the two featherweight warriors set Manchester Arena on fire as they battled back and forth.
Warrington, who also remained in control of much of the action, was able to keep Frampton off balance throughout the contest.
His switching from inside-fighting to mid-range boxing worked brilliantly as the twelve-round affair poured on. Subsequently, Warrington would win the bout by unanimous decision.
The IBF, who granted the champion an exception for the Frampton bout, has now stepped in.
They will enforce mandatory challenger Kid Galahad (26-0, 15KOs) as the next opponent. Galahad, of Sheffield, won a minor portion of the IBF title in July of 2017 by beating Jose Cayetano (21-5, 10KOs).
Additionally, he defeated Toka Kahn Clary (25-1, 17KOs) in October. The bout was an IBF eliminator and set in stone the challenger’s current position.
Further, possible clashes with featherweight champions Leo Santa Cruz (WBA), Gary Russel Jr (WBC) and Oscar Valdez (WBO) are on hold for now.
By: Cessell Robinson